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DISTRUST.
It Is not the mountain, It Is not the land
And it is not the deep, wide sea
And not the stretch of the desert sand
Can separate you and me,
Sweetheart,
Can separate you and me.
I
Hands may clasp and tighten and hold,
And heart be pressed to heart,
Yet only shadows the arms enfold,
If souls have grown apart,
Sweetheart,
If souls have grown apart.
Tfor yet the gallop of racing horse
Can make the distance wide,
And not the steam of electric force
Can banish us side from side.
Sweetheart,
Can banish us side from side.
Btit the cruel thought, the harsh distrust,
The word that biteth sore,
Each from each apart could thrust
So far we could meet no more.
Sweetheart,
In this world never more.
—Blanche Nevin, in N. Y. Independent.
My Strangest Case
BY QUY BOOTHBY.
Author of "Dr. Kikola," "The Beautiful
White Devii," "Pharos, The
Egyptian," Etc.
[Copyrighted. 1901, by W»rd, Lock fc Co.]
CHAPTER X.—CONTINUED.
"I shall be grateful to you all my
life for the service you have rendered
ane," I replied. "But how did you man
age to gain admittance to this house?"
"It was quite easy the birds had
flown," he answered. "Has the sus
picion not struck you that they were
going to clear out and leave you there
to starve?"
"The brutes," I answered. "But I'll
be even with their leader yet. And now
let us get away from here as quickly as
possible. Have you any idea where our
man has gone?"
"To Naples," Lepallard replied. "I
disguised myself as a pompous old
bourgeois, and I was behind him when
he asked for his ticket and distinctly
heard what he said."
"Then I shall go after him at once,"
I replied. "He will in all jjrobability
be off his guard. He will imagine me to
be still locked up in this room, you
see."
"And I shall accompany you, if you
will permit me," said Leglosse.
"But why?" I asked in surprise.
"What have you got to do with him?
You have no case against him, and
you cannot spare the time to do it
.simply out of kindness to me."
"It's not kindness, it's business, my
Sriend," he replied. "You may not be
lieve it, but I have a warrant for your
man's arrest."
"On what charge?"
"'On a charge of being concerned in
a big embezzlement in Cochin China,"
he answered. "We laid the other two
men by the heels at the time, but the
..Englishman, who was the prime mover
in it, we have never been able to lay
our hands upon. I felt certain that
day when I met him in Amsterdam
that I had seen him somewhere be
fore. Ever since then I have "been puz
zling my brains to discover where it
was, and why it was so familiar to
me. A photograph was eventually sent
us of the Englishman by the colonial
authorities, but in that photograph
he, the person I suspect, wears a
Ibeard and a heavy mustache. It is the
:same man, however, and the descrip
tion, even to the mark upon the face,
•exactly tallies with Hayle. Now I
-.think I can help you to obtain a rather
iunique revenge upon the man, that
•is to say, if you want it. From what
you have so far told me, I understand
that you have no evidence against Kim
strong enough to justify the issue of
,a warrant. Well, I have that evidence,
rand between us you may be sure we'll
ibring him back to Paris."
This was delightful hearing after all
•we had been through lately at any
irate I greeted the prospect of Le
.-glosse's cooperation with acclamation.
It would be hard if between us we
•could not find Hayle and bring him to
the justice he so richly deserved.
"Now, let us get out of this,'' I said.
-*'1 must obtain something to eat if
I perish in the attempt. I am nigh
starving. A basin of soup, a roll and
a cup of coffee are all that I have had
to-day."
"You shall dine at once," he an
swered, "and here. There is an excel
lent little restaurant furtiier down
the street, and one of my men shall
go there and tell them to bring you
up a meal. After that you shall go
home and change your costume, and
then we will arrange what shall be
done about the traveling."
This programme was carried out to
the letter. We made a good meal, at
least 1 knew that I did, and when it
•was eaten, a cab was procured, and in
•company with Leglosse I said good-by
•to the house in which I had spent so
•short a time, yet in which 1 had been
so miserable.
"I shall never know how to repay
you for your kindness," 1 said to my
companion as we drove down the
•street. "Had it not been for you and
your men 1 should now be starving in
that wretched place. I'll certainly for
give Hayle if he is ever successful
enough to take me in again by one of
his rascally tricks."
"You must not let him do that," re
turned the Frenchman, shaking his
head. "Our reputations are at stake."
When 1 reached my own apartments
•the concierge was much relieved to see
me. She had been told tlia.t 1 was
dead, jjerliaps murdered, and Le
glosse's visit to find me had not helped
to reassure her. A packet of letters
.and telegrams were handed to me,
which 1 carried up to my room to read
them while I was changing my attire.
Never before had 1 been so glad to get
out of a dress suit.
1 had just finished my toilette and
was in the act of commencing the pack
ing of the bag I intended taking with
when there was a tap a! the door.
I opened it, to find the concierge
there.
"There is a lady in the parlor to see
monsieur," she said. "She has a maid
with her."
"A lady to see me?" I asked, in
credulously. "Who on earth can she
be?"
The concierge shook her head. In
my own mind I had arrived at the con
clusion that it was Mile. Beaumarais,
and that Hayle had sent her to dis
cover, if possible, whether I had es
caped from my confinement or not.
On finding out that I had, she would
telegraph to him, and once more he
would be placed on his guard. iAt first
I felt almost inclined not to see her,
but on second thought I saw the folly
of this proceeding. I accordingly en
tered the room where the lady was
awaiting me. The light was not very
good, but it was sufficient for me to
see two figures standing by the win
dow.
"To whom am I indebted for the
honor of this visit, mademoiselles?" I
began.
"Don't you know me, Mr. Fairfax?"
the taller of them answered. "You
forget your friends very quickly."
"Miss Kitwater?" I cried, "what does
this mean?"
"It is a long story," she answered,
"but I feel sure that you will have
time to hear it now. I am in terrible
trouble."
"I am indeed sorry to hear that," I
answered, and then glanced at her
maid as if to inquire whether it were
safe to speak before her. She inter
preted the look correctly and nodded
her head.
"Yes, Mr. Fairfax," she said, "you
can say what you please before Nelly."
"Then am I right in interpreting
your trouble as being connected with
your uncle?" I asked.
"Yes, that is it," she answered. "You
have guessed correctly. Do you know
that he and Mr. Codd have disap
peared?"
"Disappeared?" I repeated. "Have
you any idea where they have disap
peared to?"
"No, but I can hazard a very shrewd
guess," she replied. "I believe they
have crossed to Paris in search of
Mr. Hayle. Since last Sunday my
uncle has been more depressed than
ever, while the paroxysms of rage, to
which he is so subject, have been even
more frequent than ever. If the truth
must be told, I fear his troubles have
turned his brain, for he talks to him
self in such a queer way, and asks
every few minutes if I have received
news from you, so that I cannot help
thinking his mind is not what it should
be. You must understand that on
Saturday last, thinking it might pos
sibly be required for the case, I drew
a large sum of money from the bank
more than £100, in fact. I securely
locked it up in my writing table, and
thought no one knew anything about
it. Yesterday my uncle and Mr. Codd
went for a walk, and did not return,
though I watched for them several
hours. While I was thus waiting 1
opened the drawer in the writing
-nrm
"WE'VE BEEN DONE AGAIN," I
CRIED, BRINGING MY FIST DOWN
WITH A THUMP UPON THE TABLE.
table to procure something I wanted,
and discovered that the money was
missing. Only one construction could
be placed upon it, Mr. Fairfax. They
had wearied of their inactive life, und
had set off in search of Hayle."
"They are aware of his address In
Paris, are they not?"
"Yes, my uncle repeated it from
morning until night," she answered.
"In point of fact he did little else.
Oh! it is terrifying me beyond meas
ure to think what may happen should
they meet."
"You need not fear that," I replied.
"Hayle has tired of Paris and has
bolted again. Very probably to a place
where they cannot hope to find him."
I believe she said "God be thanked"
under her breath, but I am not quite
certain upon that point. I did not tell
her of the trick Hayle had so lately
played upon myself. If the telling
were necessary it would be able to
come later on.
"May I ask what brought you to
Paris, Miss Kitwater?" I inquired, aft
er a pause.
"My great fear," she answered. "I
wired to you from Charing Cross to
say that I was coming. Did you not
receive my message?"
I remember the fact that, not
having time to open them all before I
was called away, I had put some of
the telegrams on one side. As ill luck
would have it Miss Kitwater's must
have been amongst these. 1 explained
that I had been away from the house
all day, and only that moment re
turned.
"I felt," she said, ignoring my ex
cuses, "that I must come to you and
tell you all that lias transpired. Also
that 1 might implore you to keep the
men apart at any cost."
"We can easily lind out whether
they have arrived in Paris, and also
whether they have been to Hayle's
apartments," I said. "That would
e*i'ininly te one of the places which
they would try first."
While I was speaking there was the
sound of a step in the corridor outside,
and the next moment Leglosse entered
the room. He was in the highest spir
its, as he always was when he was
about to undertake a new piece of
work. Seeing that I had visitors he
came to a sudden standstill.
"A thousand pardons," he said in
French. "I had no idea that you were
engaged. I will wait outside."
"Don't do anything of the kind," 1
returned in the same laiyjuage. "Come
in, and let me introduce you to Miss
Kitwater, who has just arrived from
England."
"Miss Kitwater?" he repeated, in
some surprise. "Surely I understood
you to say that your client, the gen
tleman who had lost, his sight through
Hayle's treachery, was M. Kitwater?"
"That is quite right, and this lady
is his niece," I returned. "She has
brought me extraordinary intelli
gence. Her uncle and his companion
have suddenly disappeared from tin
little village of Surrey, where they
have been staying some time with her.
It is her belief that they have come
to Paris in search of Hayle. There
would have been trouble had they
met, but, fortunately for them, and
for Hayle, he has given them the slip
once more. It would be possible for
you to find out whether they arrived
by the morning train, and also wheth
er they have made inquiries at Hayle's
apartments, would it not?"
"Quite possible," he answered. "It
shall be done at once. I will let you
know in less than an hour what I have
discovered."
1 thanked him, whereupon he bowed
to Miss Kitwater, and then disap
peared.
"M. Leglosse is also in pursuit of
Hayle," 1 explained. "He holds a war
rant for his arrest on a charge of
embezzlement in Cochin China. For
that reason we are following him to
Naples to-morrow morning."
"To Naples. Has the wretched man
gone there?"
"So we have been led to believe,"
1 answered.
"Then do you think my uncle will
find it out and follow him?"
she asked,
wringing her hands. "Oh it is all too
terrible. What shall I do?"
"Well, if I might be allowed to be
like David Copperfield's Mr. Dick, 1
should be practical, and say, 'dine.'
I suppose you have had nothing to eat
since you left England?"
She gave a little wan smile.
"We have not had very much, cer
tainly," she answered. "Poor Nelly,
you must be nearly starving."
The maid, however, protested that
she was not but was not to be de
nied. Bidding them remain where they
were, I went downstairs and inter
viewed my faithful friend, the con
cierge. With her I arranged that Mis.
Kitwater and her maid should be pro
vided with rooms in the house for that
night, and having done so went on to
the nearest restaurant. In something
less than ten minutes all was settled,
and in under 20 they were seated at
their meal. At first the girl would not
sit down with her mistress, but, with
her usual thoughtfulness, Miss Kit
water ordered her to do so.
"And now, Mr. Fairfax," she said,
when she had finished, "we must dis
cover the hotel where we can stay the
night. At present we know of no
place in which to lay our heads."
"You need not trouble about that,"
I said, "I have already arranged thai
you shall have rooms in this house il
you care to occupy them. The old
lady to whom it belongs is a particular
friend of mine, and will certainly do
her best to make you comfortable. 1
presume that it was your bag I saw in
the concierge's office, when I was there
just now?"
"We left it there," she answered,
and then gave me my reward by add
ing: "It is very kind of you, Mr. Fair
fax, to have taken so much trouble. 1
cannot thank you sufficiently."
"You must not thank me at all," 1
replied. "In hewing you I am onh
doing my duty to my client."
had scarcely said the words before
I regretted them. It was a foolish
speech, and a churlish one as well. Sh*
pretended not to notice it, however,
but bade her maid go down to the
concierge's office, and take the bag to
the room that had been allotted to
her. The girl disappeared, and when
she had gone Miss Kitwater turned to
me.
"Mr. Fairfax," she said, "I have an
other favor to ask you. I assure you
it concerns me vitally. 1 want to know
if you will let me go with you to
Naples. In order that I might not be
in your way, we might travel in dif
ferent compartments but go I must.
I am so frightened about my uncle.
11' 1 follow him to Naples, it is just
possible I might be able to dissuade
him from pursuing Ilayle. If he were
to kill me for preventing them, 1
would not let them rfieet. Believe me
when 1 say that 1 am terribly anxious
about him. Besides—"
Here she paused for a moment, as if
she did not quite know how to con
tinue what she had to say to me.
"As 1 have said, you and M.—1
mean the French gentleman—could
travel in your own way. All that 1
want to be assured of is that I may
be in Naples and at hand should any
thing happen."
"If you really wish it, I do not see
why you should not go?"Ireplied med
itatively. "But if you desire my can
did opinion, 1 must say that I think
you would be far better off at home.
Still, if you desire to come, it's not
for me to gainsay your wishes. We
will arrange therefore that, unless
you decide to the contrary in the mean
time, you accompany us by the 8:50
train to-morrow morning."
"1 thank you," she said.
A few moments later Leglosse re
turned with the information that it
was as we suspected. Kitwater and
Codd had arrived in Paris that morn
ing, and had visited Hayle's lodgings
only to find him gone.
"What is more important etill,"
lie continued, "they have managed to
learn that Hayle had gone to Naples,
and they will probably leave by the
2:50 train to-morrow morning for
that city. 11 is as well, perhaps, that
we arrange to travel by the next."
"Courage, courage, Miss Kitwater,"
I said, seeing that she was trembling.
"Try not to be frightened. There is
nothing to fear." Then turning to
Leglosse, I added: "Miss Kitwater has
decided to accompany us to Naples. As
a matter of fact, my position in the
case has undergone a change since 1
last saw you."
He looked from one to the other of
us as if in astonishment.
"What do you mean?" he asked.
"Hitherto," I replied, "I have been
acting against Hayle, with the inten
tion of securing him, in order that my
clients might have a most important
meeting with liim. For the future,
however, my endeavors will be used
in the contrary direction. They must
never meet!"
"Then the best way to bring about
what you desire is 1o assist me," re
turned Leglosse. "Let me once get
my hands upon him in the name of
France, and they will never meet."
"But we have to catch him before *-e
do that," I said.
"Never fear, we will do it," he an
swered, confidently, and thafseemed
to settle it.
Next morning at 8:50 we left Paris
for Naples.
[To Be Continued.]
WHEN THE PREMIER DOZES.
Scenes in the Brlti*H Parliament
That Afford Great Amuseiue-nt
to the Spectators.
It may not be becoming in the pre
miers of Great Britain that they some
times fall into a doze during the ses
sions of parliament, but they never
theless do, though on rare occasions,
says a London paper. Lord North was
the duke of Devonshire of the eight
eenth century. His parliamentary epi
taph might have been: "He yawned
and yawned and yawned and fell
asleep." Indignant orators were con
stantly complaining of his refusal to
listen to their speeches, and the pre
mier had a way of humiliating them.
"Even now, in these perils, the noble
lord is a.sleep," burst out an angry
member of the opposition, and Lord
North, waking up, exclaimed: "I wish
I was." "The physician should never
quarrel with his own medicine," the
sleepy minister retorted to another
grumbler, and to a speaker who im
peached him of all sorts of crimes and
called attention to the fact that he
was dozing Lord North complained
that it was cruel to deny him the solace
which other criminals enjoyed—that
of a night's rest before they met then
fate.
But the best of all the stories of the
sleeping premier is that of the peer
who bored parliament with a history
of shipbuilding from the days of Noah
and his ark. North dozed at the men
tion of the ark. and slept on till the
speaker reached the Spanish armada,
when a colleague awoke him. "Where
are we now?" asked North, only to be
told that they were then in the reign
of Queen Elizabeth. "Dear, dear,"
exclaimed the prime minister, "why
not let me sleep a century or two
more?"
BREAKING IT GENTLY.
An Ioiva Hotel Clerk Who In Entitlad
to the First Prl»c for Thought
fulness.
"Chicago is on the top limb, or
course," said the drummer who was
just returning from a trip, says an ex
change of that city, "but they have
graceful way of doing things farther
west.
"I was staying at a hotel in an Jowa
town a few nights ago when a bellboy
woke me out of my first sleep to hand
me in the card of a man I had never
heard of and to ask me to come down
to the office at once.
'Tell him I'm in bed,' I replied.
'Yes, sah, but he wants to see you
mighty bad.'
'Then he may take it out in want
ing. I'll see him in the morning.'
'But he can't wait,' persisted the
boy.
'Then he can move on.'
'But he dun won't, and de night
clerk says you'd better come down.
Needn't be in no great hurry, sail, but
come down when you is all ready and
bring your grip along.'
"1 saw that something was up," con
tinued the drummer, "and I got out of
bed and dressed myself. I began to
smell smoke as dressed, but title ele
vator was running, and there was no
excit ement.
"The night clerk was putting the
books and valuables in the big safe,
and as I walked up to the counter he
smilingly said:
'Sorry to disturb you, Mr. Blank,
and I didn't, until the last minute, but
as a matter of fact the hotel is on fire
and lias got to go. Nothing to pay,
thank you, and may kindly ask you
to step outdoors before the ceiling
comes down on your head?'"
"Mlmie Giggle" Falls.
"Some years ago I visited an old
friend of mine in Minneapolis," said
a well-known Milwaukee railroad
man, "and lie spent considerable time
taking me about to show me the many
interesting places in that, interesting
city. One day he took me out to sea
the famous Minnehaha falls, and after
1 had feasted my eyes on this beauti
ful work of nature he invited me to
accompany him down lie gulch
through which the little stream flows
—at. least half a mile—and there called
my attention to a little cascade that
is an exact miniature of Minnehaha
falls.
'What do you call this cascade?' 1
asked of my friend.
'We call this Miuue Giggle,' -Mil
waukee Sentinel.
iii'iiTMlfWiW iir«r*iiMiir
WOMEN IN LOUISIANA.
They Can Vote on Tax Propositions
But Cannot Act as Witnesses
to a Signature.
"It will be rather disappointing f-or
ihe Alabama women in charge of the
Jefferson Davis relics at Montgomery
to learn they have made an error,"
said a visitor at Birmingham to an
Age-Herald reporter.
"A few weeks ago, at their conven
tion, it was announced that Mrs. Davis
had conveyed these relics of her il
lustrious husband by will to the or
ganization. The document, as printed
in full, showed that it was executed in
New Orleans, duly signed by Mrs. Da
vis and two women of the committee
appointed to attend to the matter. Ap
parently the document fills all legal re
quirements, and in most states it would
be so, but not in Louisiana. Law in
that state was fashioned on the old
French model, which subordinated
women very much in a legal way. As
a result, a woman cannot be a witness
in the signature of a legal document.
Such being the case, the will made by
Mrs. Davis is void.
"This fact, that women cannot wit
ness legal documents was brought out
strongly a few years ago. Women who
are taxpayers can vote on bond propo
sitions in Louisiana. Also, if a wom
an does not desire to go to the polls
personally, she can issue a proxy
signed by herself and two witnesses,
MRS. JEFFERSON DAVI8.
and the holder thereof can vote in
her stead.
"When I was in New Orleans they
were voting on the proposition to is
sue bonds for the extensive sewer sys
tem. Miss Gordon undertook the
work of collecting proxies to vote in
favor of the bonds. For awhile she
paid no special attention to the per
sons who signed as witnesses, but her
attention was called to the fact that
while a woman could sign a proxy as
principal, she could not sign as a wit
ness. Consequently a good many
proxies had to be made out over
again.
"It's the same way with this will
made by Mrs. Davis. Two women
signed as witnesses, but their attesta
tion will not be considered in a Louis
iana court, according to the way I un
derstand things. A legal document
must conform to the laws of the local
ity in which it is made, hence, it will
be necess-ary for the Alabama women,
if they want to be sure of the will, to
have it out once more and in strict
conformity with local law."
THEREpointedtendency
THE CORRECT THING IN SUMMER FOOTWEAR
Is a toward slightly
more shoes, but otherwise lit
tle change In the models for this summer,
says the Chicago Journal. The flat last
will continue to be the smart sole for all
•hoes, whether they are of patent leather,
call or tan, and should be of the extension
kind and fairly thick.
Tho Colonial shoe is the very neweit for
summer vear and conies In both the high
and low models, and also In slippers. The
low Colonial will be the most popular, as
It has the Spanish heel and makes a very
comfortable walking shoe.
Tb« slipper of this style Is very stylish
Mtap'-"**' M*. •&*>• t. A
USEFUL TOILET DEVICE.
It Eimblca Madam or Bliss to Vlei
the Back of Her Ilend qji She
Twists Her Hair.
Now another little convenience hag
been designed whereby lovely woman
may view the back of her head as she
twists and loops her hair into a mod.
isli coiffure. This novelty is in the form
of a small mirror, which is so arranged
that it may be fastened to a corner of
the dressing chair.
This device leaves both hands per
fectly free for the puffing of the full
pompadour and gathering all stray
locks into a very neat twist, while the
effect of the front, as well as the back,
may be seen by the aid of the doubU
ADJUSTABLE TOILET MIRROR.
mirrors—a decided advantage when
one hasn't a maid to rely upon.
When treating the face the mirror
is also an excellent accessory. By at
taching it to the window sill or casing,
the best possible light is thrown on
the skin, so that blemishes and disfig
uring marks are clearly shown up.
Altogether, this adjustable mirror
will be found decidedly useful among
my. lady's up-to-date toilet articles.
Since curling irons were decclared'
harmful to the hair ,and nobody but
an experienced coiffure dares to manip
ulate them,
all manner of devices have
been invented for the purpose of im
parting a natural looking as well aa
a lasting undulation to one's locks.
While some of these arrangements
are really good, others are absolutely
worthless, and in the tfnd do mors
harm than singing irons.
A new shell hairpin which seema to
supply the much desired wave is rec
ommended as being perfectly safe and
simple to manage.
Tortoise shell, of course, is far bet
ter than wires or irons, as.it does not
break the hair, and this little affair is
made to hold the hair, which is loosely
woven around the shank, while a
small clasp holds it in place at the
top
Another equally simple contrivance
for producing soft waves in the hair
without heat or injury is made of
rubber, in colors to match the shade
of the hair. This resembles a bodkin
more than anything else, for it is flat,
about a quarter of an inch at the
broadest part, and has a small ring at
one end, while a tiny knob finishes the
other and through the center runs a
narrow slit.
The strand of hair is first drawn
through this opening, and with the un
even ends firmly held in place the hair
is loosely wound around the curler,
while a rubber cord loops into the
ring and is pulled out and caught on
the opposite knob.
The soft rubber does not break the
hair, and it will be found that undula
tions are secured in a much shorter
time with this curler than by means of
ordinary methods.—Kansas City Star.
and dainty with summer gowns and for
evening wear. All of the Colonial shoes
have the large gold or silver buckle oil the
vamp.
The regulation low shoe Is just as popu
lar as ever, and comes In no end of differ
ent styles.
Patent leather continues to be the correct
thing for dress', and there Is really nothing
that can take Its place.
The new street shoes are extremely
sensible, with medium soles and heels and
a good broad last. A woman cannot display
poorer taste than to wear highheel a CD th«
street.
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